QRZ Address Printer for DYMO printers

You can copy the list of call signs into the clipboard and click on Paste to get them into the list or type them one at a time. When done if any are bad call signs they will show up in error list. You can select any image but I would not go too large.  I used 50/44 Pixels for my labels. It prints to the default printer right now…

eQSL digital photo frame

I had an idea that people may want to download the entire inbox and put them into a folder so the PC they love can display the eQSL cards for them as a screen saver.   This started the eQSL Downloader software. Two versions exist and I recommend the Java version. I have taken it a step version. I am going to outline some manual steps to setup a PI…

Don’t make the QRZ mistake.

Many amateurs come across QRZ when they start or when they get into working HF to help with logging.  QRZ has a great logging system that many people consider to be their LOG of contacts.  QRZ’s logging system is really meant to help make confirmations similar to LOTW or the original online QSL site eQSL.cc.    Not that long ago QRZ redid the logging system and it became a very…

February 9th 2017 Test session

During our general class we help a practice test like no other.   It was an actual VE session for the students to get a feel for the real test coming in 4 week. We had 3 amateurs upgrade to General (Jeff KD9FTA, Jay K9NDY and Todd KC9NEG)  during this practice test and we also had a guest visitor Grzegorz from Poland stop in to visit.  Grzegorz took his US Tech…

New hams in Brownsburg

11 new amateurs were licensed on January 21st by the Indiana Elmer Network VE Team.   The IEN VE Team is a Laurel Affiliated group and tests for free. Gordon Cotton KD0EWM taught a class at the LDS church in Brownsburg Indiana and the result was 11 new Amateur radio operators cor Hendricks County.   John B KD9ECH reports more on this event

Troop 97 Digital Station at Ransberg

The long trek was made to Ransberg scout camp to expose the scouts to the digital HF world. I arrived about noon and the setup of the antennas began. This went relatively easily and after about 30 minutes, the coax hook up to the radio was ready. There were several scouts, Steve-W9THR and Barry-KC9MWZ helping in the installation of the antenna. At this point, this is where the gremlins crept…